3rd Annual Lehigh Valley Fiber Festival
A record 70-plus artisans, coupled with more hands-on demonstrations than ever, highlight the 3rd Annual Lehigh Valley Fiber Festival Sept. 21-22 at Macungie Memorial Park. Appealing to both serious artists and new hobbyists, there’s something for everyone at this annual free event celebrating all things yarn.
Attendees will find artists specializing in hand spun yarn, dyed fabric, needle felting and woven threads, as well as turned wooden tools, ceramics, hand-milled soaps and woven-wire jewelry. Many artisans will be demonstrating their techniques throughout the weekend including spinning, knitting, crocheting, paper quilling, wheat weaving, rug hooking, and more.
The festival’s “From Farm to Finish” theme is highlighted by sheep herding demonstrations and live animals, as well as locally produced and sourced wools, fibers and natural materials that can be transformed into beautiful wearables.
This year Lehigh Valley Fiber Festival partners with The Kindness Project, an organization dedicated to gathering resources to ease the difficult transition of children entering the foster care system. Handmade scarves, mittens, hats, cowls, and headbands will be collected for children of all ages at the festival’s Community Area, staffed by Girl Scout Troop 6030.
Children can also get in on the fiber fun this year with the new Fun Fiber FAQs scavenger hunt. Families can stop by the Information Booth for a passport, search for answers throughout the festival site and bring back completed passports for an artisan-designed prize.